Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust  


 

 

Upcoming Events

All children and young adults under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or carer

 

2020

 Sunday 8th March. Bash the Rhodo! Rhododendron ponticum is an invasive species, and can have a dramatic impact on ecosystems by dominating areas and suppressing native ground flora. Join trustees of the Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust to help remove areas of Rhododendron from the nature reserve. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00, scheduled to finish by 15.00.  Please dress according to the weather forecast, bring gardening gloves if you have them, and good strong boots are a must. Call 07515106966 for more details.

 

Sunday 19th April. Bat Box Check. South Yorkshire Bat Group will be leading a check of bat boxes on the reserve. This event will involve walking over rough ground away from tracks and will last up to 6 hours. Attendees should wear ankle supporting footwear and bring lunch and waterproofs. The group will meet on Station Rd, Deepcar near the bridge at 10.30.  

 

Sunday 10th May. What's happening at Wharncliffe? A chance to take a stroll around the nature reserve with some of the trustees, and discuss current management strategies. Feedback will be much appreciated in terms of future management of the site. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00, scheduled to finish at 13.30. Call 07515106966 for more details.

 

Sunday 17th May. Dawn chorus walk with Andrew Hill. Join Andrew and friends for an early morning stroll through the woods and heath listening for bird song and calls. Andrew will identify these and also answer questions about the species. In addition to all the usual common species we hope to come across redstarts, flycatchers, pipits, linnets and a cuckoo or two. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 04.30, scheduled to finish at 08.30 in time for breakfast!  It can be a bit chilly first thing so please bring warm clothes and good strong boots. Call 07515106966 for more details.

 

Saturday 23rd May. Bat Walk. For those keen to get a first experience of bats, or to develop their bat watching skills further. We will walk on rough tracks up to the Dam Pond within the wood. Bat detectors will be supplied enabling attendees to listen to the bats as they feed and commute through the woods, with a good diversity of bat species known from the site. Whilst at the Dam Pond we will take the opportunity to look for the many palmate newts that breed in this location and it is likely that we will also hear woodcock and tawny owl. Meet near the bridge on Station Road at 21:15.The walk will last 1.5-2 hours. Please bring outdoor footwear and a torch. All ages are welcome but as with all our events children must come with an adult.

 

 

Saturday 6th June. Crepuscular Walk. We will be listening and looking for Nightjar, Woodcock and Tawny Owl but there may always be a surprise with fox and deer in particular being present on the reserve. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 20.45, scheduled to finish about 23.00. Bring a strong torch with you.  It can be a bit chilly in the evening in June so please bring warm clothes and wear strong boots - the paths can be uneven. Call 07515106966 for more details.

 

 

 

 

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